Monday, September 13, 2004

Under Ten Minutes

So if you had to do a ten minutes or less talk on Foucault and rhetoric as epistemic and it had to push off from The Order of Things, what would you be sure to mention?  Just curious.

Newer habit: fashionably tippling water from a Diet Pepsi bottle.  Can't believe the ugly habits that emerge from being stacked-up busy.  I call it Aqua Pepsi--free refills at the hallway fountain.

Dodged an Eagleton-Williams one-two on C|culture|s in class this evening.  RayWill--for good reason--got the hog's share our attention, but I left wondering whether Eagleton, in his coup de gras was joshing around when he says, "It is time, while acknowledging its significance, to put [culture] back in its place."  Hedging, I say.  Er, or so I said in hunk of my mini analysis paper.  Note for later:  bask in Williams' chunk on "The Structure of Feeling" just a bit more. A warm feeling in there.

Tomorrow:  Office hours teeming with visiting students (What do you want, exactly!?); Resnikoff's NUC-MLC newsletter from 1969, Sondra Perl on "The Composing Processes of the Unskilled College Writer," C. Wright Mills, "Letter to the New Left," Jerry Farber and Louis Kampf, and MaCrorie's Uptaught; and touching up a few teaching details, as in what next.

On "snooty intellectual debate" (scroll to bottom): check out the letter to the ed in today's Post-Standard responding to new chancellor Nancy Cantor's invitation to the community for a visit to campus as part of the "Soul of Syracuse" campaign.

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